2004.12.11 – The Olympia, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 11th December 2004
Event: The Prodigy Concert – AONO Tour
Venue: The Olympia
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Support: Youth Of Britain, Leeroy Thornhill

1. Wake Up Intro
2. Wake Up Call
3. Their Law
4. Warning
5. Spitfire
6. Breathe
7. Girls / More Girls
8. Dead Ken Beats
9. Action Radar Link
10. Firestarter
11. Hotride (El Batori Mix)
12. Back 2 Skool
13. The Way It Is
14. Climbatize Link
15. Mindfields
16. Poison
17. Method Beats
18. Smack My Bitch Up

Extra info:
During Dublin’s shows was done shoots for Spitfire video.

Review by neko:
I get a whole 6h of sleep, that’s more than I had for a while. Yuki and I take the train to Dublin, which I am really looking forward to, great city. Unfortunately all the partying and drinking has now finally had it’s effects on me and I feel quite ill and have a cold. So after a bit of a rest I decide to find a pharmacy to buy myself some lemsip and other medicine, but as things go, I instead end up having a drink with Kieron at 4pm in Temple Bar. The evening has started…
A lemsip later some of the locals from my forum (shout out to desbot, Alan, Emlyn C) take me to a bar and of course more drinking, and although this is good fun I can’t deny I am a bit ill, but keep trying to kill the virus with vodka.
Tonight is a late night show, so we only get to venue at about 9.30pm. The Olympia Theatre in Dublin apparently used to be some cinema and you can easily get lost inside, so I haven’t got a clue where I am most of the time. I try to get to the balcony to find someone, but bump into Mike Champion and Sharkey who with a bottle of champagne get me into one of the boxes to watch support band Youth of Britain. Hmmm, might as well do that then. Youth Of Britain (check them out on www.youthofbritain.co.uk) are definitely my favourite of the 3 support bands on tour with Prodigy. Good beats, cool live show, but unfortunately the crowd here in Dublin don’t appreciate it that much (c’mon, even desbot liked it).
Leeroy is on the decks again and I go to the front area where Prodigy are on after 11pm. Always funny when at a show someone is making small talk asking “so, have you seen the prodigy before?” I’m always not quite sure what to say to that, should I tell them the full story or just say “yes”? Usually it’s easiest to settle for the latter.
This is yet another storming show, probably up there with the best ones on the tour so far. Definitely better audience than last night, although I have to say that in my area were a lot of drunk dickheads as well, trying to cause trouble on purpose.
I’m not going to get into details about every track anymore, you all know I love Their Law, Warning, Action Radar and the new ones. Firestarter still doesn’t quite work for me, but Hotride is great again. Looks like they’ve figured that one out now, finally.
There’s definitely lots of energy at this show. Dublin loves Prodigy. There’s almost too much jumping around for me and the state I am in though. I remember at some point during Hotride thinking my body can’t do it anymore, but then Back to School kicks in and the energy takes over again.
Once more Smack My Bitch up ends the show with a bang, people want more and you can tell that, after a not so successful Witness festival 2002 performance, Prodigy have won back Ireland.
Argh, I am exhausted and feel even worse now, but happy. Just when I think I can’t do no more there is yet another party to go to and it’s a big one, including band and all their people, very nice. Hmm, just one show left, so there’s my last chance: “so Liam, didn’t you want to play Out of Space?”. “Yes. tomorrow we will, for the last show of the tour. Promise!”. oooooh, can’t wait!



Photos from the show:

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